Ubuntu firefox 4 comes with language to old firefox version. Also, brings up google in a non-english language.




8 years ago
8 years ago


(Reporter: johnsc301, Unassigned)


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8 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:2.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:2.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0

After downloading the firefox 4 upgrade on Ubuntu, the language included was firefox 3.6 english (gb) . So, I downloaded firefox 4's english (gb) pack and the update went fine, but google.com was still in some strange language. I clikced view google in english and all was well. I downloaded english (us) from the firefox 4 section. When I clear all private data google.com reverts to the strange lanugage.
I downloaded firefox 4 on ubuntu maverick 64bit using ppa:mozillateam/firefox-stable

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install firefox 4 on ubuntu 64bit maverick using ppa:mozillateam/firefox-stable
2.Google.com is in a strange language and ff comes with language pack from ff 3
3. Clear private data and google goes back to foreign language.
Actual Results:  
Google is not n english.

Expected Results:  
Google should be in english.

Comment 1

8 years ago
Google bases its default language on your ipaddress, not on the language of the browser. There might be a mistake, but you can correct by using the links at the bottom on google.com (as you have done) There should be at least an English link. That will set a cookie which will help you next time. That's why it goes wrong again if you clear the private data.

Note: Language packs are only for the translation of the menus and dialog boxes in Firefox. They will NOT help you with websites !

Comment 2

8 years ago
I did a clean install of firefox 4, erased the ~.mozilla folder and made a clean profile. Now the language packs are normal and google.com is in the correct language.

Comment 3

8 years ago
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux i686; rv:2.2a1pre) Gecko/20110407 Firefox/4.2a1pre

Considering Comment 2, setting resolution to Resolved Invalid.
Last Resolved: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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